Mervyn King: 'I have benefited from break'

King: 'I have benefited from break'
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World number 11 Mervyn King believes that a month-long break benefited him after he won the European Darts Grand Prix last weekend.

Mervyn King has revealed that a break from practice in August helped freshen his game ahead of his win at the European Darts Grand Prix last weekend.

King beat Simon Whitlock and Michael Smith in last-leg deciders in the semi-finals and final respectively, and the world number 11 was delighted that he could maintain his consistency throughout the three-day competition.

The 48-year-old told PDC.TV: "I had a break during August - I just needed it and I felt I was burning myself out - but I've come back and this has happened!

"In the previous finals, I ran out of steam and wasn't really challenging, but in this one, I was there. He missed a couple of doubles and I took full advantage of it - I pounced on him and was there ready and hungry.

"I've never been the most consistent player in the world, but this is a great start to the latter part of the season."

King will be hoping to continue his impressive form at the World Grand Prix in Dublin next month.

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